The Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster, Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (April 7, 2016), Speed and Consequences: An Engaging Double-Edged View, Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2016. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. All things in our life are changing, hopefully for the good. ―Spectator, "Colvile is never less than engaging. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. “When the pace of change accelerates, we have less leeway to adapt, meaning there is more chance of things going catastrophically wrong.” The sixth theme, paralleling the advancement of technology itself, is the fueling of positive feedback loops, as “the trends that power the great acceleration all feed off each other.” Finally, the seventh current weaving its way through the book is that acceleration is widening, at an ever increasing pace, the gap between those who are advantageously positioned, who have the right stuff, the right connections, or who just find themselves in the right place at the right time to accumulate advantage, as in “Outliers”, one of Malcolm Gladwell’s string of best-selling books, himself a case-in-point, and those not so blessed. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

But it has also created and rewarded a few giants who have mastered the business of speed, flourishing and dominating the same ecosystem as those small, nimble operators.” Fourth, the benefits of speed come with tolls, one being escalating unpredictability. I also did consultancy work (especially on the future of the media). Please try your request again later. ROBERT COLVILE is the news director at BuzzFeed UK. As part of ICG's Media Task Force of senior journalists I advised on media strategy, technological developments and the shifting state of the media landscape.

―Daily Telegraph, "An alert and readable survey of the effects of “the great acceleration” on tech firms, social media, art, news media, politics, banking and the environment. I'm the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies (, the leading centre-right think tank, as well as Editor-in-Chief of CapX (, its media arm. Turnout Still Lags Behind Major Democracies, QAnon Followers Trust ‘the Plan,’ Not the Polls. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Robert Colvile’s excellent article on Prince Charles’s misunderstanding of the causes of African poverty provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at Africa’s economic history.. African poverty was not caused by colonialism, capitalism or free trade. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2017. ―Mail on Sunday, "Colvile is an entertaining writer and his subject is a fascinating one." Robert Colvile | People - Foundation for Economic Education As U.S. states count votes, are foreign states seeking to undermine American interests from East Asia to East Africa? ―Tim Harford, author of ADAPT and THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST STRIKES BACK, "It's true, life is speeding up. Senior editor, writer and leader writer with responsibilities across the newspaper, including special projects (e.g. He was previously a columnist and comment editor at the Telegraph.

Does this book contain inappropriate content? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "A punchy and wide-ranging book about how our lives and our society are speeding up, when to apply the brakes, and how to enjoy the ride." Formerly editor of CapX (, covering politics, policy, economics and technology. Instant messaging. It’s Reality. ROBERT COLVILE is the news director at BuzzFeed UK. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2016. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2018, A fascinating account of the current state of our society, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2018, technology and political science with a so nice style. But don't despair: overall that's a good thing for prosperity and quality of life, though it may not feel so as the e-mails pile up. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

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Not a paragraph passes without an appealing factoid … It is also inflected by a healthy sense of humour . Third, the polarization between fast and slow is being mirrored in size, disruption, and domination, creating “a world not of hyenas, but of lions and flies.” As Colvile puts it, “Whether it is in the technology industry or publishing or popular culture, the great acceleration has created a horde of buzzing, disruptive innovators. . France’s War on Islamism Isn’t Populism. Include this LinkedIn profile on other websites, Director at Centre for Policy Studies, EIC at CapX and Columnist for The Sunday Times, This website uses cookies to improve service and provide tailored ads. Finally, he references everything, so if you want to follow the thread, you are able to. Please try again. Robert Colvile captures the essence of our time in his title, “The Great Acceleration,” driven as it is by technology. I enjoyed this well-written, fact-packed book which looks at how our modern lives are being speeded up in many ways. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Managed 12-strong team of reporters. Flash crashes. Very broad sweep quoting most everyone. The author holds your attention from start to finish. He holds a masters degree in international relations from … Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I'm also the author of 'The Great Acceleration' (Bloomsbury), a critically acclaimed book about how technology is accelerating the pace of life.A former journalist, I've written about politics, policy, science and culture for a wide variety of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Financial Times, The Spectator, The Sun, The Independent, The Guardian, Politico and many, many others.Previously I was Editor of CapX; BuzzFeed UK's first news director, overseeing its coverage of the 2015 election and commissioning the investigation into Kids Company; and spent a decade at the Telegraph, where I ran the comment department and science pages, among many other roles. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. Responsible for overseeing comment and blogs for the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and, plus managing a large team of writers, editors, cartoonists and other staff. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock in 1970 and Stephen Bertman’s Hyperculture in 1998 blazed the trail with discoveries and still-valuable insights Colville fails to acknowledge. There was a problem loading your book clubs. ―The Times. Something went wrong. The influence of high-speed technology on our society and personal lives is profound. By using this site, you agree to this use. Now editor-in-chief while serving as acting director of its parent organisation, the Centre for Policy Studies. There's a problem loading this menu right now. But he goes on to discuss how we can harness this change, for the good. Unable to add item to List. First, the benefits of accelerating technology outweigh the costs, but are more subtle and less recognized by critics. Second, technology, in virtually all its impacts, exacerbates erosion of the mean between extremes. Experts say there’s little chance they could actually affect the results—but they could affect the nation. I'm the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies (, the leading centre-right think tank, as well as Editor-in-Chief of CapX (, its media arm.